Melanie Dawson, LMFT

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adult & Pediatric

Melanie Dawson, LMFT

Melanie Dawson treats patients starting at 5 year old.
Melanie Dawson has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1992. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples in family service setting, the school district, and private practice. Her clinical experience includes working with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment, parenting, relationships, families, women’s issues, grief, and eating disorders. Melanie utilizes short term treatment planning with achievable goals, giving attention to deeper issues and concerns when appropriate. She draws from a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral, art, and play therapy. Her compassion and acceptance underscore her focus on helping people develop strategies to achieve satisfying and sustainable results.


  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry


San Marcos, CA
300 Rancheros Dr, Suite 130
San Marcos, CA 92069-2968
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